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James Middleston reading at the wedding service

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Avantia Fri 29-Apr-11 18:16:55

I sat in silence and loved every minute of James Middleston reading at the wedding service - thought he was very eloquent . the day may have been taken over by his sisters but he has made his mark with me .

Wel done James .wink

Chlolow Tue 27-Sep-11 13:31:21

Has anyone got any Middleton gossip? Anything about Party Pieces?

ajandjjmum Wed 04-May-11 13:25:37

I thought it was lovely that James went over the Clarence House on the morning of the wedding, to have breakfast with William and Harry.

lucykate Sat 30-Apr-11 10:14:07

tbh am sure she'll be very discreet. the middletons have a house in the lake district which she housekeeps on their behalf. kate & william have stayed there many times. she knows a lot more than she would ever talk about.

meditrina Sat 30-Apr-11 10:10:31

Much as I'd love to know what happened at the private parties, I actually hope she doesn't tell. But a guest's eye view of the public parts of the day would be lovely to hear.

James must have been sooooo nervous, and I thought he did very well. And choosing him meant all the bride's and groom's siblings had a role at the service.

lucykate Sat 30-Apr-11 10:09:21

more info might be some time as it's coming via her > her mother > my mil > me (talk about chinese whispers!)

lucykate Sat 30-Apr-11 10:06:33

most important bit of info - her outfit was oyster in colour, she wore a fascinator and i think she was seated pretty close to the action with the middleton family & friends.

Jajas Sat 30-Apr-11 10:03:08

Ooooh how exciting lucykate!!! It's the closest most of us will ever get so eagerly awaiting your first report back!!!

lucykate Sat 30-Apr-11 09:57:15

i know someone who was at the wedding. tenuous link but she is my husbands stepdads neice, and is a friend of carole middleton's and also james's godmother (apologies if i've messed up with the apostrophes, although if truth be known, i don't really care, am not a pedant wink)

she went to the abbey and also to the middleton family do at the goring hotel. am awaiting feedback with all the inside gossip!

Rohanda Fri 29-Apr-11 22:59:53

hmm.... didn't Harry walk like an orangutan?

southeastastra Fri 29-Apr-11 21:38:13

maybe they are hoping the nice cheekbones and hair will balance out the ears and forehead

Rohanda Fri 29-Apr-11 21:31:43

And the idea of trees in the Abbey is inspired! A garden where heaven meets earth. A very bibilical and Islamic idea.

Rohanda Fri 29-Apr-11 21:30:11

yes all a very attractive family, and secure with each other. New hope forthe monarchy, if that is what you wish.
Git - it was an outdoor affair, a political rally, and all was fine until I saw the size of the crowd. But J. seemed very sincere, and that's what carries you (one!) through.

TheCrackFox Fri 29-Apr-11 21:30:06

I thought it was a lovely way to include her brother and he did a great job.

YY about them being a lovely loking family. My lot (me included) look like something from the Adam's family.

GitAwfMayLend Fri 29-Apr-11 21:24:36

He looks so like Kate I think.

Very good looking family, all of them.

cyb Fri 29-Apr-11 21:23:34

He is QUITE the royal dish

And yes I KNOW hes not royal

AfternoonsandCoffeespoons Fri 29-Apr-11 21:23:01

He is rather easy on the eye, isn't he? I just read this thread thinking surely I can't be the only one thinking that! grin

GitAwfMayLend Fri 29-Apr-11 21:19:25

Rohanda - 5000 people? Crikey.

Have addressed a couple of hundred and enjoyed it, but this is a different league.

GitAwfMayLend Fri 29-Apr-11 21:18:24

That must have been so difficult to do, I think he did incredibly well.

He is rather easy on the eye as well.

laInfanta Fri 29-Apr-11 21:16:14

It was a bit stilted, but doing readings in church is SO hard. I am rubbish at it.

southeastastra Fri 29-Apr-11 21:15:47

he has nice cheekbones

Wolfgirl Fri 29-Apr-11 21:15:03

I thought he spoke eloquently and the message from scripture was excellent. smile

MollieO Fri 29-Apr-11 21:14:51

I thought he did amazingly well. How many of us could have stood there and delivered a reading we knew would be seen and heard by 2 BILLION people!

Rohanda Fri 29-Apr-11 21:12:58

just watching it now. Echo Beta's thoughts. Some gravitas overdone, but he does hear his own voice and this is vary off-putting. I had reason to address a gathering of about 5,000 ( no am not Jesus!) and just the view of so many people is throat-restrickening. The boy did really good.

MoreBeta Fri 29-Apr-11 21:06:15

IME it is really hard to read like that in a big space with the sound of your own voice coming back at you through the speakers with a slight delay.

He did incredibly well if a little slow and stilted.

barbie007 Fri 29-Apr-11 20:59:02

He tried too hard. Pauses were too long and he kept making weird faces every time he paused...

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